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checks. joe manchin, who is a gun positive democrat from west virginia with an a rating from the nra has been looking to make a deal like this for months, ever since the massacre of sandy hook elementary school in december. he made it clear he wanted to work on gun safety not from republicans in the aisle but in the room at the negotiating table. he was pretty optimistic the nra would cooperate. >> i want to call our friends at nra and bring them into it. they have to be at the table. we all have to. i'm telling you, i believe this is a time for all of us to sit down and move in a responsible manner. thick they will. >> that was joe manchin speaking on this network december 17th, three days after the sandy hook massacre. here's what happened next, even as joe manchin was inviting them into the fold the nra was fighting background checks with all their might. in multiple public appearances wayne lapierre called it as an unworkable nightmare of bureaucracy offered up by public elites. joe manchin really wanted to bring nra to the table to work on background checks. he did. late last month,
unconstitutional by that local trial court judge last month. that's because of a new law that the nra supported in louisiana last year. a new law that singles out gun laws and gun regulations for special scrutiny by the courts. essentially, gun laws in louisiana now are presumed to be unconstitutional unless proven otherwise. including the one about felons. when the law was first proposed, the bureau of governmental research, which is kind of like the congressional research service at the state level, they do nonpartisan review of legislation and policy for the state of louisiana, this nonpartisan analysts in this state said don't do this thing the nra wants us to do. they urged people to vote against this change in the law. they said, there's no good reason to enter this uncharted territory. they said, changing the law like this, quote, would expose the h. republican governor bobby jindal, though, supported it. he said, it's time we protected our freedom. now that it turns out that what he was protecting was the ability of convicted felons to legally possess ak-47s, governor bobby jindal put o
in the middle of a gun debate because the nra sponsored yesterday's race at the texas motor speedway. >> drivers, start your engines! >> he'll be able to go the di distance. >> the race went on for many fans. susan candiotti was right there. susan? >> alison, the nra 500 at the texas motor speedway about politics or pure sport? for some, the answer is up for grabs. it's race day and the action is heating up. along with a cookout grill, as fans get revved up for the big event. the nra a 500. but the race and the national race and rifle association have chris murphy worked up. >> nascar and fox should have been more sensitive to the families and the community of newtown and stayed out of this debate. >> reporter: he is upset nascar signed off on the nra sponsorship negotiated by the texas motor speedway, especially now, when gun control legislation is about to be debated. >> they could have found another sponsor for this race. they could have waited until after the debate to have the nra sponsor a race. just really poor timing. >> reporter: nascar says the nra began brokering the deal with the spe
'donnell." have a great night. >>> three months ago, wayne lapierre said he and other nra officials would answer questions on any television program. since then, wayne lapierre and everyone at the nra have refused our invitations to come on this program every night, until now. >> the nra announced new proposals. >> former congressman asa hutchinson. >> false and misleading statements by william jefferson clinton were repeated by witnesses to the grand jury. >> spearheading the nra charge. >> the first recommendation is for model training programs. >> training teachers and personnel to carry weapons. >> designated arms school personnel. >> which could include side arms, shotguns to ar-15s. >> allow for weapons to be carried on school properties. >> there's going to be requirements for changes in state law. >> it is a different story in the states. >> i would be interested what connecticut is doing. >> connecticut is leading by example, passing some of the strictest gun control measures. >> the bill includes a registry for existing magazines and the assault weapons ban, calls for background checks
by saying congratulations to the nra for bravely opposing today's u.n. arms treaty along side their new bffs, iran, syria and you guys are awesome. healthcare immigration and gun safety bills can't pass in congress but a bill giving monsanto the right to genetically modify your food just sailed through. folks, i don't want to say our food is genetically juiced up but a bag of lettuce just won the tour de france. >> republicans mocking president obama for not closing gitmo are like lucy mocking charlie brown for missing the football. today is the birthday of linda hunt emmylou harris, sir alec guinness would have been 99 today. 500 years ago this very day spanish explorer ponce de leon first set sight on what came to be known as florida and kept their turn signal on for the whole rest of the trip. congressman charlie rangel and ask a tea partier. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for watching us tonight. if you were an nra executive like wayne lapierrre you might think you're having a pretty good start to the week. "the wash
think we would not even be able to get background checks which are so popular with the majority of nra members? >> i questioned whether this bill would come through with the senate. i was sure it would die in the house. 90% of democrats voted for it. 90% of republicans voted against it. it was not an universal background check bill. it was temporarily requiring background checks at gun shows and on the internet congress was perfectly happy letting criminals and terrorists and mentally ill continue to buy guns in 33 states from private gun dealers without background checks. and even before the vote came up they stripped out two of the most important aspects the assault weapons ban and the ban on high capacity ammunition magazines which would have prevented another new town from happening. no universal background checks. no ban on military style weapons. no ban on high magazine clips which is the common denominator in mass shootings. we see how broken the it is when they have manipulated our congress in high fiving because criminals, terrorists can continue to buy guns without background
funded by the nra a 225-page report on how to improve school safety. here is the condensed version. fill them chalk full of guns. asa hutchinson, a former congressman, leads the task force. he laid out the findings with an unusually heavy security presence. amazing. talking about indulging in hero fantasies. the crux of his plan is to get states to introduce bills that would allow or require teachers to pack heat. >> states need to consider changing the law so that it allows the firearm to be carried by school personnel when they go through this model training program. and so we've attached as an appendix a model state law that can be considered for this purpose by the various states. >> michael: and while the gun lobby has criticized the president again and again for what they call politicizing newtown today they trotted out their own special guest who turned out to be a newtown parent. >> i think politics need to be set aside here, and i hope this doesn't lead to name calling but rather this is recommendations for solutions real solutions that will make our kids safer. and that's what
: indeed. you wrote about the g.o.p.'s needs. like the nra to instill fear in the public. can you explain that in the immigration reform? >> well, we've seen it so often over the years. conservatives need a boogeyman. they need to get worked up about something, come group of people or some set of events and make people react to that and say oh, my god we've got to do something to stop this. you know we've got to do something to stop brown people from coming over the border. it was true going back to civil rights. then of course after 9/11 and after any terrorist attack there is a certain element within the republican party and conservative movement that is going to rise up and say see we have to cut off immigration. we have to do this, we have to do that. you know, it's how they play. it's how they play, and it's how they get votes. but i think it's pretty much a minority opinion in this instance. >> john: it certainly made everyone forget senator marco rubio's 47 appearances on sunday's talk shows. thank you for your excellent piece and thank you as always for your insight. >> always a p
the nra. a hundred years later when your organize not to help the government but to oppose the government because of the growing flood of legislation we were facing. attitudes from the very beginning. how would you say you are different? >> we have maintained a position opposed to the background checks from the get go. the nra now agrees with us on that. we are very happy that is the case. it makes it much more likely that we will prevail in stopping the background check from getting put on the books. >> how would you say your group works with the nra? >> we pretty much set our own forces. it is nice to know that we're very much on the same page. >> they sent a letter to senate saying last week improvements in the national instant check system. did they offer your group a chance to sign non? >> they knew we were opposed to the system altogether. last week we got a copy of the lesser which goes out to anybody -- of the letter which goes out to anybody he was using internet access to do a background check. old to do as they wish. that is the violation of two different federal laws. this is
of our toughest gun control laws or, as the nra calls them, un-american activities. >>> if you would like to hear more about whether hillary clinton is going to run for president, do nothing. the media is on it. get ready for more premature prognostication and for democrats to be so focused on 2016 they may forget about 2014 in the process. will youst the wave of adhd drugs and we lost a profoundly influential and deeply progressive man and writer. today is the birthday of former republican senator dick lugar ousted by the tea party for the sin of getting along too well with democrats. maya angelou is 85 years young today and muddy waters would have been 100 years old. we lost dr. king 45 years ago today. thanks for joining us tonight. this is "viewpoint." >> john: i'm john fuglesang and this is "viewpoint." if you've got a child in school, especially a boy and that child is having trouble staying focused, could he or she be suffering from adhd? or has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to give the ailment its full title an overdiagnosed to the point where millions of children are
the two long standing supporters of the nra, reaction from the powerful gun lobby was quick and uncompromising. quote, expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime, and will not keep our kids safe in schools. that the reaction from the nra. heritage action, group led by former tea party senator jim deminted this to say, quote, lawmakers will not get a pass on any bill that infringes on the constitutional rights of the american people. now from the gun compromise to what president obama is calling a budget compromise. the president unveiling today his proposed budget plan to 2014 at the white house. >> for years, the debate in this town has raged between reducing our deficits at all costs and making the investments necessary to grow our economy. this budget answers that argument because we can do both. >> the president's's budget is drawing criticism from both the left and right. >> the president's budget never comes to balance. every family has to balance its budget. washington should as well. >> he said that he wo
association. >> the nra has acted shamefully. >> this bill only managed to win 54 votes. >> if the nra didn't score this, we would have had 15 more votes. >> is there any difference between sandy hook and boston other than the choice of weapon? >> the president and first lady are already on their way to attend an interfaith service. >> every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. >> how can a good god allow bad things to happen? >> we are are shaken, we are are not foresaken. >> god's love will yet have the last word. >> we will have accountability without vengeance. vigilance without fear. >> they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. >>> tonight, the fbi has a new most wanted list. these guys. the fbi is asking for your help in finding two suspects described as armed and extremely dangerous. during a press conference earlier this evening, investigators put out this video of the two men, both wearing caps and dark jackets, walking through the marathon crowd on monday. special agent in charge richard de sonia said the nation is counting on information
58 in a movie theater using high powered machinery of death that the nra made sure he could get. >> this time it must be different. this time we must do something to protect our communities. >> president obama heads to denver today. >> president obama hits the road. >> they still want us to do something. >> gun violence tops the agenda. >> to stop the epidemic of gun violence. >> if connecticut and colorado can do it, how come congress can't? >> politics is getting in the way. >> pushing the background check bill. >> background checks for criminals. >> it is a test of political will. >> it shouldn't be such a political test. >> why are we not seeing that support from lawmakers? >> ask the nra. >> you have the nra lining up against background checks. >> they're against background checks. >> it is not safe, it is not smart. >> it is idiotic. >> this is where we are with guns in this country. >> they still want us to do something. >> should be a political no brainer. >> that's just common sense. >> if you think it is too early to talk about 2016. >> to be back again is a privilege.
. the nra showed no signs of giving in on new regulations as they pitched for arm guards and more measures in america's schools. >>> new jersey democrats, are they giving up against governor chris christie? going to give him a free ride to a second term. a deep dive into why one of the blue states could be so easy for a red hot republican. >>> and it is election day. tuesday somewhere. and it is, again, in south carolina. will mark sanford have a convincing win in the republican runoff? and the bigger question is, how much help will national democrats deliver to try to steal it away? >> good morning from los angeles. >> it is tuesday, april 2nd, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown". >> now here's chuck todd. >> have to be nice to usc. i'm kidding. big thanks to those student journalists at the university of southern california. i'll leave the football stuff aside. keep the videos coming. we'll have more this morning on the latest north korean news where they say they'll restart a nuclear reactor. right now, let's get right to my first reads of the morning. if it looked like the nra might
concert promoter caused his death. does it add up? >>> president obama versus guns. does the nra won the debate? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. nuclear reaction. north korea says it now plans to restart a nuclear reactor that it shut down more than five years ago. secretary of state john kerry responded this afternoon saying the united states will not accept north korea as a nuclear power. >> let me be perfectly clear here today. the united states will defend and protect ourselves and our treaty ally the republic of korea. >> kung law is live in seoul tonight. what do you know about this? when they say we'll start it up again, when does that mean it would be up and running? >> reporter: well, just going back briefly in to the very short history of the reactor, this is something moth balled in 2008 and 2007 and in 2008, erin, it was blown up pespectacularlyn television and viewed here care pli in south korea and seems like a lifetime ago. what this means, reactor coming back online means that it could be back up in as quickly as six months. this is
. wednesday, april 3rd. the president has just touched down in a state unafraid of the power of the nra. a rocky mountain high that many hope will spread across the country. >> president obama heads to denver, colorado. >> a state with a long tradition of gun rights that recently expanded background checks. >> why is the president right now and next week as well pushing gun control? i mean, take a look at a fox news poll from october of 2012. >> shame on us if we've forgotten. >> how much were you and the task force members paid for this work? >> we're not going to provide you with a line by line -- >> why wouldn't you do that? >> because it's none of your business. >> i haven't forgotten those kids. >> i don't see guns right there. it has been -- >> that was before sandy hook. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> in the wake of sandy hook, suddenly a lot of people were for things that they're not for as strongly today given the time. >> shame on us if we've forgotten. >>> the president has just arrived i
to open debate on the gun control bill. the final tally, 68-31. this despite the nra's warning last night that it would rate lawmakers on procedural votes. something they don't normally do in the end. many republicans voted to move forward with the will including some surprises and plans of a gop filibuster ultimately failed. the white house welcomed today's development but stressed that this is only the beginning of what will be a long process. >> there is still work to be done. this was simply while very important, a first stage in an effort to get sensible common sense legislation that would reduce gun violence in america while protecting americans' second amendment rights, signed into law. >> kelly o'donnell has been informing it all for us from capitol hill with the details. so before we get to the next step in the process ahead, let's look back on what happened a few hours ago. i know you noted in your report that there were some surprises as it relates to republicans. break it all down for us. >> if you look at what has happened with there issue in just a matter of days, it really
of public opinion and the emotional impact of the families on the hill could overcome the power of the nra? >> in this case it may, and it seems to already he to some extent. to have the families of not just newtown, but other massacres all over the hill is a very powerful thing. there have been the short-term victories before. the nra is a very injuring opponent. what is interesting to me is -- a very enduring opponent. what is interesting to me is tot joe manchin got toomey go along with him on this. and all the ads against toomey blocking the legislation went off the air, which to toomey me tells to was really worried about this in pennsylvania. >> is there any thing unconstitutional in this as the nra claims? >> yet, and that is not really the issue. this is about not just background checks, limiting ammunition, magazines. the significant thing this time is the grassroots movement for some kind of gun control. not aboutf newtown, but all over the country. while there may not be enough to defeat the nra, the nra does not have the skill to alter itself anymore. >> i will call your attent
... but because we're connected, it's like we're all neighbors. >>> the nra announces recommendations for improving school safety and the findings include -- you guessed it, armed guards in schools. we'll discuss gun reforms backward momentum, next. [ engine sputters ] [ dennis ] allstate wants everyone to be protected on the road. whether you're an allstate customer or not. all you have to do is call. [ female announcer ] call and sign up for good hands roadside assistance today. [ dennis ] are you in good hands? >>> connecticut is leading by example. state lawmakers have agreed on a bill that would represent one of the strictest gun safety laws in the country. it bans high-capacity magazines and creates a registry for magazines grandfathered in. it extends the state's assault weapons ban to include more than 100 more firearms like the ar-15 rifle adam lanza used in the sandy hook massacre and it creates a registry for people convicted of weapons offenses. a group organized by the nra produced recommendations on school safety and released that report today. former congressman ais a h
yours. >>> thank you, s.e. good afternoon. it's tuesday april the 2nd. for the nra, happiness is a warm gun in every schoolhouse in america. >> a tough new stance on gun control from connecticut lawmakers. >> they're about to pass the nation's toughest gun control bill. >> selected and designated armed school personnel. >> we will fight and keep fighting for gun safety legislation. and i will fight for that legislation until i die. >> one district attorney says they are all under attack. >> both have been shot multiple times. shell casings scattered near the victims. >> it is our brave law enforcement officers and first responders to find themselves on the wrong end of a gun barrel. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> breaking news out of north korea. an announcement that it is stepping up the enrichment of uranium. >> the latest threat against south korea. >> as a new and frightening dimension. >> the target here reads, kill the united states. >>> we begin with renewed efforts on gun reform coming from both sides of this contentious issue. the
for. he's now the lobbyist for the nra. at least when he was in congress, he was considered a reasonable man. his statement was not reasonable. in fact, it wasn't even accurate. in fact, as joe man chin, the author of the bill, said yesterday, anybody that suggested that private gun sales, individual sales from one person to another, a family member or another, a friend to another, would be outlawed or would have to even go through this sort of check is lying. the nra statement is a lie. and i am ashamed of chris cox this morning that he would, for whatever reason, i won't even -- i won't even try to speculate as to why he felt it necessary to lie about what was in this bill. but he did. so the nra, unfortunately, to the very end, from the morning we found out that 20 children were slaughtered and six educators were slaughtered at sandy hook until last night, the nra has acted shamefully, putting out violent video games that 4-year-old kids could play with guns, making horrific statements. the nra is just absolutely behaved shame loessly and they will, of course, pay a cost
tonight former congressman asa hutchinson delivers the nra report on school gun violence. afterward, viewer calls and comments. after that, representative elijah cummings. a new report commissioned by the national rifle association says schoolteacher should be allowed to carry firearms if they receive proper training. asa hutchinson says his group working independently of an array did not consider the potential impacts of expanding background checks. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. i am asa hutchinson and i welcome you to this important presentation to increase school safety. i received a call last december from the nra. they asked if i would be interested in leading an effort on school safety. we arrived at an agreement which is my mandate. we will not have any predetermined outcomes. we would have the full support to employ the experts to develop a review of our national efforts on school safety and make the recommendations as appropriate. the nra has fulfilled their side of the bargain. they have given us the support needed to reach their product that we are presenting today
their report, the nra report, is this bit of hypocri hypocrisy. quote, it is recommended the schools perform a preemployment background check and periodic rechecks on all employees including a criminal records check. yes, they're calling for a background check, the same thing the nra fights so strenuously in their recommendation of the report. also this week the nra opposed a u.n. treaty that restricts arm sales to governments and groups that commit war crimes. why? because any restriction could eventually restrict the u.s. gun owner and that treaty had overwhelming worldwide support passing 154 nations, 154 countries, to three. the nra found itself in the esteemed company of those three countries, iran, north korea and syria. that's our new crowd. ron reagan is a radio talk show host, msnbc contributor, former mayor of san francisco. mayor brown, having run a city, you know this issue of safety, public safety. the strange nra thinking is you can't let a teacher or an armed guard, a retiree from the police force, for example, work in a school unless they've had a thorough background check an
lobby and nra than 20 little angels gunned down at sandy look elementary school or their grieving parents who came down here and begged the senators to take action. they don't give a damn about the american people. don't give a damn about those beautiful little babies or their families or their brave teachers who stood by them. no doubt who's responsible. 90% of democrats voted yes. 90 pest of republicans voted no. meanwhile up in boston, thanks to video from lord & taylor police have hot leads in that investigation. but don't believe what you hear on cnn. no arrest has been made in that case. we'll bring you up to date on both big stories and more on current tv. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that
after all. the nra, after hours of letting it hang out there, late last night, let congress know they're still keeping score. >>> it's a very busy thursday, april 11th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. got the 411 on everything today. had to use it once. let's get right to my first read. this morning at 11:00, the senate is expected to vote on whether to take up debate on a gun bill. it follows a whiplash day of sorts, as momentum seemed to stall on the big compromise on background checks put forward by senators pat toomey and joe manchin. senator chuck schumer agreed not to appear when the two rolled o out the deal, because toomey didn't want to stand next to them, for political reasons. senator mark kirk, also co-sponsor of the compromise also agreed not to appear. at the news conference, toomey and manchin said all parties, including the nra, had been in the room. >> i've got to tell you, candidly, i don't consider criminal background checks to be gun control. >> we've taken all sides into consideration. have the nra sitting there, all people on all sides of the g
-meaning people yesterday voted their conscience and voted the right way. but the nra uses the senate and they threaten individuals. and people succumb to those threats. the good people of sandy hook didn't do any threatening of people. they pleaded for the help for themselves and in memory of their children and they pleaded for help for the rest of the country. it is the nra who threatened people with a primary or with their election results. they are the people who are abusing the process and unfortunately, there were those who listened to them yesterday and said no, no! you are not going to use me. i am going to do the right thing by people in the united states of america. and i'm going to do the right thing by our children in protecting their lives. that's the job i was sent here to do. that's what the people of my community are asking me to do. that's what i believe in my heart and in my conscience is the right direction. >> john: connecticut democratic representative rosa delauro, there may be 45 nra props in the senate but i thank you for your time and for your service on this
, state level. background checks and asa hutchinson the n.r.a., you could consider background checks. and the media loves out-ride are stories like the congress womb from new york state who has a $10,000 insurance bond plan a total of eight co-sponsors going nowhere and 100% of talk raid diradio, this where the agenda is, on a vast data base on guns and clouds any minimal gun control. >> judy, we know you're in favor of more gun control. i want to read you this from campbell brown, the former cnn and anchor. and she wrote, the president's campaign against gun violence has produced a stale debate marked by lots of speeches with little achieved. a more creative chief executive would have used this to widen attention to the increasingly graphic violence so pervasive in television shows, movies and video games. what do you think about that position? anybody else talked about that? >> well, i think people are starting to talk about it. we've talked about it on this show. joe klein talked about it in a slap at the administration this week when he mentioned the president's implementtation p
to let those personal stories be told publicly for the whole country, that is why what that nra lobbyist derisively called the connecticut effect, that's why the connecticut effect has not worn off four months later. connecticut senator chris murphy brings pictures of the kids who died that day with him on the floor of the senate. he puts their pictures up there on easels and tells these personal stories, these personal detailed individual stories about what they were like before they were killed by a disturbed young man armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle on high capacity ammunition magazines, things that wouldn't have been legal to buy had the assault weapons ban not expired in 2004. when the family's grief could be immobilizing, you think it could be immobilizing for anybody, the newtown families have kept moving and refused to forget. no, we hold your focus on what happened here until something is done to stop this from happening to the next family. >> this is dillon. i think the picture kind of sums him up perfectly. he was always smiling and always laughing and he was very pu
as the nra is sponsoring a nascar race in texas. cbs reporter anna warner on why some say the event should have been canceled. >> reporter: at the texas motor speedway, the logo for this year's race sits prominently on the glass. the nra 500. the national rifle association is sponsoring a major nascar sprint cup race for the first time. eddy is president of the texas motor speedway. >> demographically it's a great fit. any product that you have as a sponsor you look to see is it going to match up in this one certainly does. >> reporter: the texas race has historically involved guns. the driver who wins the time trials on the first day known as the pole winner gets a shotgun. the race winner receives two six shooters and celebrates by firing them using blanks. he says the nra deal was in the works prior to the shootings of 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary school last december. long before the current proposals in congress to strengthen background checks for gusenator chris murphy sees political ma fiving and the timing of the nra's f
a criminal check. the same thing that the nra fought so strenuously. also this week, the nra opposed a u.n. treaty that restricts gun sales to groups that commit war crimes. why? because any restriction could eventually restrict the gun owner passing 154 nations, 154 countries to three and the nra found itself in the esteem courts. iran, north korea, and syria. that's our new crowd. ron reagan is a radio talk show host and msnbc contributor. mayor brown, having run for the city, you know about public safety. the strange nra thinking is you can't let a teacher or armed guard or retired police officer work in the school protecting the student body unless they've had a thorough background checks and you have to have a recheck to make sure they kept their nose clean and yet if you say that about a typical gun purchaser, don't ask nothing. no questions. give the guy the freaking gun. that's the way they want to do it. guns on demand like you're buying a hershey bar. that's it. it's a hershey bar. i think i'd like one. i'm going to try that. background check? are you crazy? that's the hideous
>>chris: four months after newtown an n.r.a. task force says the key to making schools safe is to pus armed guards in them. well sit down with the director of the task force on fox news sunday exclusive. plus, the president takes his push for gun control on the road. >> there is no reason we can't do this unless politics is getting in the way. chris credit the white house tries to sure up fading support for new gun restrictions and make a deal on immigration reform. we will discuss both with the president's senior advisor. and the obama budget, two months late. well ask our sunday panel about the president's offer to cut entitlements. is it the start of a grand bargain in and our power player of the week, all right now on fox news sunday. hello again from fox news in washington. after more than 100 days of intense lobbying from both sides the senate is about to take up legislation to impose tougher gun control. but in the months since the newtown massacre, support for the measures has faded on capitol hill. in a few minutes we will talk with head of the task force on school
that it won't happen again. >> the big barrier that keeps coming up is the nra, and they have been explicit they don't want any universal background checks, they don't want anything. you had a high rating from the nra. an "a" and b-plus in the past. you are making an enemy of the nra now with what you're doing and they will come after you, won't they? >> well, they may, and probably at some point. here's the good news on that, piers. the country has come together in ways that i don't think we have ever seen in recent history. most of the country understands that like we have in pennsylvania -- we've got more than 1 million gun owners in pennsylvania. it's part of our tradition, part of our culture. and it's very positive in our state. and i think we can say to those gun owners, we want to respect your rights in every way that is possible under our system. you can have a gun for protection, and a lot of people need a gun for protection. you can have a gun to engage in hunting or sporting. you can do that within the limits and within what we will vote on the next couple days. i think we've go
's the state that we're in now. the n.r.a., even though there is a compromise now between a republican and democratic, i think it's an incredibly weak compromise. the n.r.a. said no, no, no, not good enough, should it fail to do so, the nra will make an exception to our standard policy of not scoring procedural votes and strongly oppose to cloture motion. they're saying that not only are we opposed to this, even though it's an incredibly watered down compromise if they do not filibuster it at the end of the debate, then we will count that against them. so, as the democrats reach out and reach out and reach out constantly all the n.r.a. does is slap their olive branch away and meet it with all their weapons. all right now we're going to bring in a panel to discuss all this. they're going to be with us throughout the show. let me introduce editor of i can't lieu news, and we have lee fang, and joe williams. great to have you all here. guys leme also read you president obama's quote here, so you get a contrast between the n.r.a. and president obama: cenk: so, joe let me start with you on
in the eyes and see their impassioned plea and not be called into action. for too long the nra and other gun groups have had a lock on congress. they've been able to intimidate them from doing what's right. now you got these newtown families who have come to congress as victim survivors and are putting faces on these numbers. and it's very powerful and i'm just grateful to them for having the courage to do it. >> there really is a counter weight right now the nra, a coalition not only the unified people of noun the families showing in the home also your former colleague gabrielle giffords will thereabout on capitol hill next week to push for expanded background checks. this saturday organize for action and mayors against illegal action holding events asking americans to pass common sense measures. specifically you're drafting your own piece of legislation. i want to talk about that because it's called the speier gun control bill. it will create gun violence health care trust fund. i want will create a fund to pay for public costs paid for by an excise tax on guns and ammunition. >> with the
the country are outraged to see the nra sponsoring tonight's nascar sprint cup. it's called the nra 500. some people say it's just too soon after newtown and interf e interferes with the gun violence debate and one connecticut senator is asking fox sports not to broadcast it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is at the texas motor speedway in ft. worth. i can imagine there's mixed reaction to this, right? >> reporter: shaure. this is a hugely popular event for racing fans. a lot of people here already camping out and they expect at least 200,000 people physically here to attend this event. the fact is there are questions swirling about around the nra's sponsorship of this event and negotiated by the texas motor speedway here and sanctioned by and approved by nascar. it comes down to as you said timing because of the timing of this race given the gun control debate that's going on right now on capitol hill. senator chris murphy of connecticut is someone who is saying that maybe it's just inappropriate to be holding this nra race at this time at least a race called the nra. thinks tha
website. >> the nra calls for training school teachers to carry firearms. the nra commissioned a task force on school violence headed by a former congressman. he released a plan today in washington, armed guards and armed teachers would allow for a quick response to a school shooting. >> good morning. i am asa hutchinson and i welcome you to this important presentation to increase school safety. i received a call last december from the nra. they asked if i would be interested in leading an effort on school safety. we arrived at a agreement which is my mandate. we will not have any predetermined outcomes. we would have the full support to employ the experts to develop a review of our national efforts on school safety and make the recommendations as appropriate. the nra has fulfilled their side of the bargain. they have given us the support needed to reach their product that we are presenting today. there is no guarantee the nra will accept these recommendations. these are the recommendations of the task force. i did want to introduce the members of the task force that are here today. w
. feels like membership. >>> we're following the national gun debate. the nra doubling down on its guard to put guns in schools. they called the national school shield program, announced the recommendations. they include training teachers and personnel to carry weapons, which could include sidearms, shotguns and even ar-15s. >> as if the presence of an armed security personnel in a school adds a layer of security and diminishes response time that is beneficial to the overall security. >> appearing with hutchinson today was the father of one of the sandy hook elementary victim who applauded the nra's efforts. >> i'm putting it out and on the experts out there to do something with these recommendations. to implement solutions so people don't have to go through what i'm going through. >> and today the "washington post" reports that the nra's lobbying efforts has put every major component of congressional gun legislation in jeopardy. that includes universal back ground checks and the gun trafficking measure that was considered to have the west chance of passing. while gun control efforts sta
. that was even one step too far for the nra. what they were also doing was drawing everybody into the debate. come on in. then we'll show you what we can do. then they put the hammer down on this vote that kasie's talking about where they said, yes, we're scoring this one. we're going to hold you accountable for this one. that's one of the main reasons -- >> that's politically. not that they're the good guys, they're not. but that's a good sign of smart politics. otherwise if they had said let's score the debate, these guys would look like real bad guys. >> they would look -- they would look like they were afraid. >> go ahead and vote, but we're voting against you. >> that's exactly what they do. >> kasie, let's go through some cases. i'm always amazed by john mccain. there's a good john mccain, not so good john mccain. let's go to the good john mccain. he's really the only red stater of his party to cross the aisle and vote with basically gun safety people. and he's from arizona. what do you know about that? >> and one of the only westerners as well. >> only westerner. >> this was a pretty
anything at all to do with guns. this small but intense group is made up of the gun industry, the nra and for lack of a better word, let's say gun enthusiasts. and the main thing you need to remember any time you're trying to wrap your head around gun policy in this country is what you see in these two charts. okay. one shows the number of guns that exist in this country going up while the other shows simultaneously the number of gun-owning households is going down. what that means is more and more guns are being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. more people are not buying new guns, more gun owners are buying more new guns. and that smaller group of people is more intensely interested in defending a zero regulation vision of gun rights. for a long time, that smaller and smaller number of people with more and more guns have been able to bully everybody else into going along with their vision of a largely unregulated firearms marketplace. but then there was the shooting of then congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 19 others in tucson which left six of those victims dead, including
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